Monday, August 8, 2016

Family Type

originally posted 3/9/14:

I recently asked in a facebook group:
"You know how families have different cultures, around anger or teasing etc.? I supposed families have different beliefs about each of the types, like which are praised and which are criticized. It probably also has to do with your parents types, and their parents' types, and how they dealt with and felt about that." 

So I was thinking about my family when it comes to type or humor, which I blog about here:

I now believe I am 4/2.
T1 = Sanguine, T2= Phlegmatic, T3=Choleric, T4=Melancholic
Sanguine=Spring, Phlegmatic=Summer, Choleric=Autumn, Melancholic=Winter

I think my maternal grandfather, Malcolm Alan Campbell, was an ISTJ T4 Winter.  He had a PhD in psychology from Stanford.  He was brilliant and cold, and rather unhappy.  He never smiled (or rarely), had no friends (that I knew of), and wasn't funny.  He was quite artistic with wood working and gardened meticulously.  He was angry and critical.  Being primarily Scottish, I thought of him as quintessentially "dour."  Being a Campbell, he was tall and dark, like the dark Irish I suspect. He also had some Swiss heritage.  It was because of him that I majored in psychology. Campbell is primarily a Scottish surname of Gaelic origins (more likely to be Winters).

My grandparents were Communists and later Socialists and Democrats.
My maternal grandmother, Inez Marie Heyman Campbell, was possibly ENFP T1/2? or 2/1?  not sure yet.  Everyone loved her.  She was a children's librarian.  She also was very politically active.  She was the absolute bleeding heart liberal in the good sense of this phrase.  She could not rest if anyone was suffering. She always smiled and was sweet.  When I knew her she had white hair, but it was a reddish brown I think before that, and a wiry curly.  It was because of her that I wanted to become a teacher, and later a social worker.  She is of German, Dutch and Swiss descent.
My paternal grandfather, Hans Felix Leu, I never met, but appears T1.  He was a Swiss citizen, with some German heritage also. He was an architect who submitted projects to the competition for new school building for Rudolf Steiner in Basel in 1962.  Interestingly, without knowing that, I wanted to be an architect in high school.  My father and his father didn't speak for many years at the end of their lives.
My paternal grandmother, Eva Aeppli, was also a Swiss citizen, I met one time when I was 17 and is definitely T4.  She was an artist, at one time married to kinetic sculptor Jean Tinguely.  She has always been extremely independent.  My experience of her was intimidating.  She seemed like she could tease easily and not really care about the impact a lot.  
(Eva's father was Willi Aeppli, an educator the Waldorf system with Rudolf Steiner).

My father, Felix Vital Leu, was a lifelong artist, most notably being a tattoo artist.  He never worked for another person.  He was a lifelong hippy. I think he was an ESTP and a 1/4 perhaps, loving freedom above all else, except his wife and children he raised. He travelled the planet.  I only met him four times, but he would mercilessly tease.  While visiting America he went to art school in New York and later San Francisco, met my mother and they lived on Formentera, an island off Spain, for about 6 months.  He moved on and she parented me as a single parent.
On my father's side, I am first generation American.

My mother, Andrea Campbell, was a poet and artist in the 60s, majored in French, and later became a medical transcriptionist.  Through recent DISC tests, etc. we think she is a 2/4 (or 4/2, just like me).  She loves peace over all things, is very sensitive, used to be very emotional, does not tease nor like being teased, dislikes anger.
Here is the earlier generation:

Albert Alexis Campbell (Gaelic Scottish and some Swiss) and Orpha Brumbaugh (German), parents of Malcolm Campbell, my maternal grandfather.  He was a principal and later superintendent of schools.  He seems to have had a cleft chin, which I believe is T4? or is it also T1?  I think Orpha looks rather T4.

Albert's father was a member of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows (IOOF).

Arnold Cyrus Heyman (German and some Swiss), and Henrietta Ludwig (German), parents of Inez Campbell, my maternal grandmother.  They both appear 1/2 or 2/1.

Frida Elizabeth Schmidt married to Hans Mattias Leu (no pic), parent of Hans Felix Leu.  Frida looks 1/4 or 4/1?

Aetti Willi Aeppli and Mono Hess, parents of Eva Aeppli (all Swiss).  Willi worked with Steiner in the early development of Waldorf Schools.  Willi's brother Ernst worked with Jung at the time.  Both Willi and Mono appear somewhat T4 stoic in these pics, but he might be 4/2?

T1 SPRINGS are typically from Ireland, Scotland, England, France, Belgium, Netherlands, Germany, Scandinavia

T2 SUMMERS are typically from Finland, Scandinavia or Germany

T3 AUTUMNS are typically from Western-Scandinavia originally.
Some have Mediterranean influence.

T4 WINTERS are typically either Mediterranean, Gaelic or descended from Basques, Ukraine, Hungary, Romania, Czech, Serb.  Tyrol regions of Switzerland and places in Germany can also be Mixed Light Winters. Gaelic descent can be Cool Light Winters.

where my family is from (all Tyrol)

Tyrol or Tirol regions of Switzerland

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